In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. 

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After a year off due to the pandemic, we relaunched the event as the Power Lunch for Citymeals on Wheels, kicking off our 40th anniversary year and bringing together friends — old and new in the fight against elder hunger.

In 2021, the 34th Annual Power Lunch was attended by over 200 leaders from the worlds of business, media, politics, philanthropy and entertainment. The event honored Board Vice President and Lizzie Tisch, for her efforts on behalf of the city’s most vulnerable population, and raised nearly $1.3 million to prepare and deliver meals to older New Yorkers in need. 

Read the press release and check out photos and press coverage from the event.

Thanks to our generous patrons and sponsors, Citymeals official airline American Airlines and official water FIJI Water, for their support.